No, I’m not quoting Sainsbury’s, I’m encouraging you to divert from the Chardonnays, Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot Grigios of the wine world – get experimental with your grape choices!
That is exactly what I did when out for a quick Sunday lunch at a Chef & Brewer in St. Albans the other week with my boyfriend, Luke. Rather than being predictable and choosing a Sauvignon Blanc, I opted instead for a German Gewürztraminer. Stupidly, I forgot to make a note of the name of the wine, but, while slightly sweeter than I usually like, it kept my taste buds on their toes and made me think about trying something different once in a while.
With this is mind, when I came across Cono Sur’s 2009 Gewürztraminer, I couldn’t resist picking up a bottle.
Gewürztraminer, a grape variety originally from Alsace, is known for its aromatic flavours, off dry quality and lychee undertones.
The label claimed that it partnered well with ‘fruity desserts’ so Luke and I enjoyed it alongside this delicious homemade raspberry and coconut cake.
This pale Chilean Gewürztraminer had a slight greenish tint. Enticing and aromatic in scent with bold flavours of lychee and melon, this crisp wine was delicious! You can pick up a bottle at Sainsbury’s for £7.49.